Dr Alexander Marsland

Consultant Dermatologist


Specialises in

  • Adults and children dermatology
  • Acne
  • Eczema and skin allergies
  • Inflammatory skin disease
  • Moles and skin cancer

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I am an experienced Private Consultant Dermatologist and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. I have broad experience in all aspects of general dermatology, for adults and children, including dermatological surgery.

I aim to provide comprehensive, holistic and personalised care in a dignified and safe environment for all patients. I practice at Spire Manchester Hospital as well as their clinic in Hale, Cheshire.

I attended schools in Manchester before going to Edinburgh University to study medicine, where I attained a first class honours degree in medical sciences. I undertook postgraduate medical training in Edinburgh and the Hammersmith Hospital, London. I received formal dermatology training in the dermatology units in Edinburgh and Manchester.

I undertook a one-year fellowship in the Medical University of South Carolina, in a world-renowned centre for urticaria research and treatment, and have set up the internationally recognised Manchester Urticaria Clinic at Salford Royal Hospital, which supports teaching and ongoing research.

I have contributed to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines and have been consulted by various national media (TV, radio, newspapers) for dermatological issues. I have also acted as an advisor to drug companies for acne, adult acne (rosacea), antihistamines, eczema and urticaria.

I am frequently asked to speak at national and international meetings and conferences and sit on the North West Allergy and clinical Immunology Strategy Board. I contribute to national and international guidelines on urticaria and have published extensively in key dermatology and allergy journals. I am a core member of the Skin Cancer MDT at the dermatology centre in Salford and can provide surgical and the latest medical treatments for this including photodynamic therapy at Spire.


General Medical Council Number: C4205108

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Alexander Marsland at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Adult acne (Rosacea)
  • Mole checks
  • Non-surgical skin cancer management
  • Paediatric dermatology
  • Skin surgery
  • Urticaria

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Additional information

Inflammatory skin disease
Paediatric dermatology
Skin cancer

Special clinical interest: Acne.

My current research interests include the impact of dermatological problems on the quality of life, and the benefits of new biologic drugs in the treatment of skin diseases such as eczema, mastocytosis, psoriasis and urticaria.

Consultant Dermatologist, Salford Royal Foundation Trust.

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester.

Owns 100% of the dermatoscope device used at Spire Manchester Hospital.
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